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A recent survey of business leaders indicates that, over the next five years, there will be significant increases in flexible work arrangements. The primary drivers for workshifting will be the need to attract and retain rockstar talent. The survey, titled “Flexible Work: Perceptions and Realities” was sponsored by FlexPaths, a global leader in flexible working […]

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The end of the week can be a great time, can’t it? It usually bubbles up with a feeling of mild euphoria. You swiped one or two big items off your list and squelched several unexpected fires (with style and grace). Work is done and you can officially walk away from the laptop for the […]

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My current employer, MindFire Communications, is located approximately 165 miles from my home office in Chicago. That makes it easy for me to take frequent trips back to the mother ship for client meetings or to simply catch up with colleagues and seep up the office environment. I look forward to these trips because it […]

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According to Wikipedia, about 50 million Americans work from home at least part of the time, and that number is growing all the time. Workshifting is catching on in a big way! It’s great to know that more and more people are realizing the benefits of telecommunting. However, even with more people signing on to […]

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I never sought out a remote position- I actually loved working in the Santa Barbara office where my company, Citrix Online, is located! However, moving away and then working remotely ended up being such a great fit for my entire family. My husband was able to accept a great job offer in another city and […]

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Two more days for Telework Week! I hope you’ve given it a try. I started working at Citrix Online in 2010 in product marketing. I was so excited to start this job because of the company’s great products, customer focus and the incredible team of people I would be working with – but also because […]

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Workshifting Story: New Mom

Posted by on 16 February 2011

It’s Telework Week, a nationwide effort dedicated to encouraging organizations and individuals to pledge to workshift. While this week makes it especially easy for me to workshift, I’ve had the fortunate situation to be able to do that whenever I need to. I became a first-time Mom in April of 2010 and was able to […]

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RAISE YOUR HAND if you want the following: Spending more time with family and strengthening your relationships Freedom to let go of your office and the stresses of work in the “cube” Saving the U.S. $750 million dollars in one day Reduce traffic accidents by 775 a day and save $93 million in associated costs  […]

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Workshifting for Love

Posted by on 14 February 2011

In case you haven’t heard, this week is like a national holiday for folks like me. It’s Telework Week, a nationwide effort dedicated to encouraging organizations and individuals to pledge to telework. I’m one of the over 36,500+ people who have raised my hand and will be workshifting this entire week. In fact, after living […]

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Hard Coded to Work Hard

Posted by on 11 February 2011

Complete this sentence: If you want to get something done, __________________. That’s right. You ask a busy person. Why? Because a busy person obviously knows how to get things done. At my house, however, I get a little more specific. “Busy person” is synonymous with “Chris,” my husband. At work and in his extensive volunteerism, […]

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